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'Yellow Noisette' rose Description
'Smithii' rose photo
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Deep yellow Tea.
Bred by William Smith (United Kingdom, 1829).
Introduced in Australia by Camden Park in 1849 as 'Smith’s Yellow'.
Introduced in Australia by Darling Nursery in 1851 as 'Yellow Noisette'.
Noisette, Tea.  
Light yellow, darker center.  Strong fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  
See References. Latter-day classifications of this rose as a Tea raise questions whether the same rose bears the correct name or whether growing conditions produce a highly variable result. The earliest description describes it as blooming in clusters of 10-22 blooms, suggesting that it was a noisette, not a Tea.

See the 1831 reference for more on the parentage.
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